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## Gordon’s problem solving process

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**Gordon’s problem solving process**A process used by Thomas Gordon to help kids and parents solve their Relationship problems. Anna Rowen Dustin Sims**Typical use**• Help parents and their kids solve their relationship problems logically with a step-by-step process • Process teaches kids to make good decisions by thinking about their choices and options**Who uses it**• Kids • parents**Step 1**• Identify the problem/ situation • Basically ask questions about what is causing the problem and what the problem is**Step 2**• Generate Alternatives • Again ask questions & brainstorm ideas: “what can we do different?”**Step 3**• Evaluate the alternative suggestions • Goal is to chose solution that is agreeable with everyone • Basically comprimise**Step 4**• Make the Decision • Chose the answer that’s best for everyone**Step 5**• Implement the solution/ decision • Give the solution a try and see how well it works or doesn’t work**Step 6**• Do a follow up evaluation • Question the solution: • Did it solve your problem? • How could we change it and make it better?